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Higher Note Workshop Program
16 – 17 August, Western Australia

Aimed at self-managed musicians and emerging managers serious about kicking their career up a level, Higher Note is a bespoke two-day workshop program. Applications close 5pm 19 July.

MusicNSW Presents Publicise Yourself
18 August, Sydney
Book in a 30-minute one-on-one meeting with music publicists Bree Wilkinson (Inertia / Break Even Records) or Sammie Anschau (Beehive PR) to refine your bio, plan your best press shot and revamp your social media offering to perk up your press kit.

MusicNSW Presents Planning Your Next Release
18 August, Sydney
You’ll come away with everything you need to know on distribution, marketing timelines, PR plans, social media strategy and seeking airplay to make sure you get heard.

Emerging Music Teachers Workshop
21 August, Brighton

Are you a graduate music teacher or are in the first few years of a teaching career? Do you want support from other experienced teachers? Would you like to share your ideas in a stimulating discussion with like- minded educators and musicians?

The Business of Music: How to Thrive in A World Beyond CD’s
23 – 26 August, Sunshine Coast
This year, the iconic Gympie Music Muster is introducing a bunch of new workshops and forums to their program, to give patrons an experience that is far more than just the regular live performances.

In Conversation: Richard Gill, AO & Simon Moore Music Education and The Life of a Conductor
24 August, North Sydney
Join Richard Gill, AO for an insight into his vast career and a discussion of how important Australian music education is and how it compares to overseas.

Lock Out Laws Arts & Cultural Impact
27 August, Sydney

Join SAMAG in discussion with key policy and political stakeholders about the effect of the lock out laws on the arts and the impact of the arts on local communities.

Brimbank World Of Music Improvisation Masterclass
2 September, St Albans
A masterclass in music collaboration and improvisation with Bobby Singh an ARIA awardwinning Tabia player and songwriter Jeff Lang.

Everyday Jazz: Alexander Technique
8 – 9 September, Sydney
Weekend workshop with international master teacher Cathy Madden.

Primary Music Workshop for Beginners
9 September, Bankstown
This workshop is aimed at pre-service teachers who would like to build or practice their music knowledge and skills.

Performance Excellence with Cathy Madden
11 – 13 September, Sydney

Dynamic and personal coaching in a small intimate group on the practical application of Alexander Technique to your performance activity.

Sweet Adelines Frenzy Workshop
18 – 19 August, Fremantle

Sweet Adelines Australia is offering a two-day workshop and a concert featuring 2017 International Quartet Champions, Frenzy in Fremantle.

Sweet Adelines Frenzy Workshop
25 – 26 August, Brisbane

Sweet Adelines Australia is offering a two-day workshop and a concert featuring 2017 International Quartet Champions, Frenzy in Brisbane.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Human Evolution
3 October, City Recital Hall, Sydney
When did the first humans begin to make music? What kind of music did they play? Join anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe to explore the role music played in the lives of our Palaeolithic ancestors as well as more recent hunters and gatherers.

JMC Perform, Record & Create Music Workshop
12 October, Sydney
Workshops are a great opportunity for students in years 9-12 to get a taste of life at JMC Academy while engaging in a fun, hands-on program relating to their own creative passion.

Music Theory for Adults Grades 1-2
22 October, Sydney

These intensive music courses will take you through the grades of AMEB Musicianship, an internationally-recognised music theory syllabus.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Action Plan is establishing a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network to work in partnership with artsACT to plan and design programs.  Expressions of Interest are now being accepted.

EDGE Inner West Council EOI’s
Inner West Council is taking EOI’s for EDGE Inner West! A series of local activations to support our creative community and showcase their talents. Local community group, business or artist should register their interest.


Folk Music:
Australia Folk Blogspot– A terrific resource for folk enthusiasts

Support Act Wellbeing Hotline
Support Act has launched a free and confidential service which is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing. The service will also offer specific urgent support for people who may be a risk to themselves or others. It is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.

Bigger Better Brains
Calling all music teachers! Have you heard of Bigger Better Brains? They are an Australian team who want to tackle two massive challenges that most music educators face in their everyday lives: upskilling ourselves to understand  brain science, and educating our communities so that they understand, and by extension, support and value the power and place of music learning in every child’s life. They need your help! Here is a quick 10 minute survey to help them get it right for you.

Music Industry Harassment Research Survey
Australian musician, author and researcher Jeff Crabtree is currently gathering new research on harassment in the music industry. All music industry professionals are encouraged to participate in this survey which is approved by the UTS department of Human Ethics and Research Integrity. Data collected from the surveys will be used as credible basis for informed decision making and policy making.

Berklee Online
Berklee College Of Music in Boston and is the largest online music school in the world, has announced their first Master’s Degree program for music production and music business.

Contemporary Music:
Anatomy Music Focused Podcast
– A collection of podcasts on Australian contemporary artist and music industry issues

Industry Advice:
Beyond the Stage Podcast

3MBS and Susan de Weger present Beyond the Stage podcast, 30 minute interviews with highly trained musicians who have built successful careers in law, medicine, business and social enterprise. These podcasts will share career stories on how music education is a unique and valuable training for career success in any industry.

Australian Audio Guide
A collaborative endeavour by The Wheeler Centre and Audiocraft, the Australian Audio Guide collates podcasts and radio programs on a variety of topics – food, live storytelling, arts and culture, nature and place, sound art, music, parenting, social issues, and the list goes on. The guide celebrates audio creations with regular interviews, features and listening suggestions.

The Place of Music in 21st Century Education
Open Online
What do children need from education now, and in the future? This five module course is not just for classroom or ensemble music educators. It’s suitable for anyone interested in creativity-infused education, in contemporary education issues, and in the integration and use of digital technology.

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health
Free online Course
The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums. Each online module showcases the applied use of creative visual practices. The short course run by the University of Tasmania is designed to introduce you to a range of practices that promote focus and connectedness to ourselves, our relationships and the world around us.


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